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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
of palestinians. they're checking for tracing of a radioactive poison in the remains of yasser arafat and hoping to shed light on rumors he was poisoned. >> reporter: this is where the grave of yasser arafat is. we are not allowed to get any closer so we cannot see what is happening inside. palestinian authorities opened arafat's tomb in the west bank of ri mall la and took samples and buried the remains again. the process was kept far from public view but a ceremony was held to pay respect to the late leader. arafat died in 2004 in paris. a documentary by the tv network al jazeera prompted investigators to reopen his case. it said traces of highly toxic radioactive pu loan you mean had been detected on arafat's clothing and other personal belongings and even to this day the cause of arafat's death has not been determined. some palestinians claim he was assassinated by israel. israeli officials deny the claim. >> translator: the palestinians are confident that israel is behind the whole thing. we need to prove this to the rest of the world. >> experts from a swiss laboratory and others will cond
PBS
Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
experts took samples from the remains of yasser arafat today, hoping to determine once and for all if the late palestinian leader was poisoned. arafat died in 2004. his body was briefly exhumed today in ramallah, on the west bank. we have a report from john ray of independent television news. >> reporter: eight years after they buried him they sealed yasser arafat's tomb for a second time. a dignified ceremony. the palestinian's lost leader has not been allowed to rest peacefully. shielded by blue screens, scientists took samples from his body to try to clear up a near decade of conjecture on the spf theory that says that when a gravely ill arafat said farewell to his people he was dying from the poison administered by the agents of israel. >> the time has come to maybe try to find the proof of what has happened and to bring justice. i think he deserves and the palestinian people deserve it. >> reporter: to palestinians he was the ultimate fighter for freedom. to israelis, the face of terror. they cornered him first in lebanon and then to his west bankhead quarters. allowed at last
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